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is the most diverse state in the union. we best represent the upon population of the united states of america. we're very dwirs, but i think we need to show the nation that a group of people committed to the common good can come together and pass a law that's necessary for the public safety, whether you're in a rural area, a suburban or urban area, we all have children. those of white house are parents understand how precious life is. we have a great poeet from illinois, carl sandberg who said, "the birth of a baby is god's opinion the world should go on." it's high time we protect our children, protect our babies from the harm of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> ifill: do you have any sense that public opinion is shifting in your state? >> oh, i believe so. i don't think there's any question. anecdotally, just visiting with the people on the street-- i was at a daycare center today, an early-childhood center, and you can tell how committed moms and dads are to getting a law pads to protect their children. no matter where you live in america, children come first. the
is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind of policy. any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence, these kind of school shootings to happen in the future. this cops as newt town, connecticut, deals with the mass shooting. the yesterday administration officials met with a father of a teenager killed in the 1999 columbine shooting in colorado. monday the president met with members of his cabinet to gather ideas what might be done in the areas of men
. lives were lost. and lessons need to be learned. america cannot retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there to not only protecting our values but protecting american citizens. >>reporter: as for secretary of state, hillary clinton she is not testifying this week as you mentioned but that did not stop senior republicans from calling her to appear on capitol hill at a later date. >> i do think it is imperative for all concerns she testify in an opposition prior to any changing of the regime. that is very important for her. it is very important if our country. >>reporter: if there is one key piece that is missing from this report it is the policy piece and only secretary clinton can answer for that. so, why was it the administration decided to pursue this lightfoot print or minimal security footprint when there was growing evidence in the months leading to the attack the security conditions were deteriorating? this report cites no less than 20 security related incidents some targeting the consulate itself. >>shepard: thank you, catherine. >> we are watching
. >> robert bork's america is a land in which women would be forced into back alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution. >> so, the gloves are off. from the get-go. democrats portrayed robert bork as this right wing zealot. republicans counter the democrats had liberal allies, they mounted this massive smear campaign. listen to this. this is how the weeks of debate concluded. >> the opponents of judge bork have to stick by their guns and stick together. there is safety in numbers. wolves know it and interest groups know it. and senators apparently know it. >> all of us who have sat there, not just members of the committee, but members of the senate, and let these ads go on and let this trashing going on and let this good man be characterized as some sort of frankenstein's monster without raising a voice against it, all of us are accomplices. >> i heard this morning lynch mobs, i heard from another senator this morning, $15 million ad campaigns. where i
and demographic changes and the president is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new america. mr. obama also received the honor in 2008 when he was president election. >>> you may not think of the golden state as being king of black oil but that may be about to change i am >> which high paying jobs don't need four years of college to get? jane king is live at the new york stock exchange. tell me! >>> good morning. believe it or not california stands a good chance of becoming the nation's top oil producing state within a decade the government sold leases covering 18,000 acres last week, occidental amid the dominant bidders analysts forecasting a california "renaissance. stronger open this morning, slightly, s&p a little lower, optimism over the fiscal cliff, a lot of caution as well as you can see. bloomberg index is a little higher. with college tuition skyrocketing more families are considering community college to save money forbes broke down the best paying jobs for community college grads, air traffic controllers top the list with six figure median salary. other high payi
killing like that, little 6 and 7-year-olds, there is not a single republican in america, in elected office, not going to step up and say something? >> i think that says something in itself. >> i think it is time to talk, guys. one way or the other, where do you stand on this issue? >> joining me this morning is connecticut congressman joe courtney. good to have you here. the president is speaking in 45 minutes from now to announce this new interagency task force on gun control. he's not expected to announce any new specific gun regulation policy proposals, however, does this suggest to you that some serious policy is coming and coming soon? >> it does. the difference in the political landscape in six days, you know, is dramatic. that's really, i think, not an overstatement. when i was there sunday night at the interfaith vigil, when he was talking, he was very clear. he was not reading a speech or talking points, this was really coming from the heart, and he had a look in his face when he came in, and on that stage, which showed that this is different. this is -- it better be differ
on this very topic. it found more guns doesn't equal fewer mass shootings. it points out, quote, america now has 300 million firearms, a barrage of nra-backed gun laws and record casualties for mass killers. the site quits dr. stephen hargarten at the medical college of wisconsin. he says, quote, armed civilians attempting to intervene are actually more likely to increase the bloodshed given that civilian shooters are less likely to hit their targets than police in these circumstances. even police officers aren't expert marksmen in the heat of battle. remember the chaotic scene at the empire state building last august in new york city? new york police officers confronted a gunman. in the process wounded nine innocent bystanders. would my first grade teacher, mrs. van horn, be a better shot? talk back question for you this morning. should teachers be armed? your responses a little later. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that
of congress and tell them to stand up for middle class families. because in america, everyone deserves a wonderful life. >> well, members of the same group responsible for that ad were here in washington yesterday, christmas theme in tow. >> we know some of the naughty folk already. we believe that speaker boehner is being naughty. we believe that eric cantor is being naughty. we believe paul ryan is being naughty. and we're going to make our way to the capitol building to let them know we got something from santa for you. it's a lump of coal. because you've been far too naughty! >> well, in a recent interview with "people" magazine president obama was asked what he learned from seeing the movie lincoln. and here he is. quote, as a rule if you're president of the united states, you should not compare yourself to lincoln. in any way. not everyone thinks lincoln comparisons should be off limits. when florida republican allen west was asked about his future plans after losing re-election to congress he said quote, always remember abraham lincoln only spent one term in congress too. >>> da
to elevate bork kennedy launched blistering attack from the senate floor. >> robert bork's america is a land in which women would be forced into back alley abortions, blacks would fit
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